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Last year, Renay co-edited a speculative nonfiction anthology and both Jodie and Renay made a decision to read more short fiction. It was only a matter of time until we combined our experiences! \o/

We decided it would be neat to imagine what an anthology of short fiction we loved would look like after our 2015 short fiction reading. We are, in some ways, non-traditional readers of short fiction, looking specifically toward marginalized writers, as well as for stories with a core of optimism.

We don't have the resources to create a tangible fiction anthology of our own (reprint or otherwise), but we decided to pretend. We don't have any rights to these stories and this is purely and 100% for fun. We're happy to bring you the favorite short fiction we both read in 2015, a pretend anthology/rec list we like to call "Seeking Brighter Horizons". We highly recommend all these stories!



cover for pretend anthology with a star field behind a bright pink and purple nebula and planet with text reading Seeking Brighter Horizons


Seeking Brighter Horizons: Table of Contents





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Virtual Anthology – Best Online SF of 2011 by [twitter.com profile] bogiperson

Date: 2016-02-09 04:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readingtheend.pip.verisignlabs.com
I love this! I don't read a ton of short fiction but I trust y'all so I am bookmarking all these for later. :)

Date: 2016-02-09 07:48 pm (UTC)
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The Truth About Owls was first published in 2014 (and was in the Hugo long list last year).

Date: 2016-02-10 04:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dolorosa_12
Oh wow, so many of my favourites in one list! I loved 'The Truth About Owls', 'Three Cups of Grief, By Starlight', 'How to Become a Robot in 12 Easy Steps', and 'The Mussel Eaters' in particular.

Date: 2016-02-10 06:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] susanhatedliterature.net
I've read a few of those, mainly because they were talked about here, so yay! more great reading ahead :)

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